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When I was a little girl, my next-door neighbor Linda and I hung out in her parent's junky old Mercury Station Wagon, which looked sorta like THIS. It didn't work, so they kept it on the side of their house. We called it the "Clunker" and for 10 years my parents loathed the view out of their kitchen window.
Linda and I loved the Clunker. We used it as sort of a fort. It had space for us to sit, recline if we wanted, and store our softball mitts, Wiffle ball bats and junk food. What the car also became was a sort of refuge from our older siblings and a place for us to share our dreams and tell our stories. I'll never forget feeling we were going to be famous one day from a series of short stories we wrote together based on our lives. Instead of people though, the main characters were leaves and we dubbed them the "Leaf Stories." We actually got pretty far in our quest, writing 12 chapters out in cursive using a mechanical pencil.
Now, 20 some years later I'm reminded as how as a child, I would write so much down - journal my comings and goings and keep track of conversations and other events. I still have almost every note I ever received or passed in high-school stuffed in boxes in my parent's attic. But today's technology it seems has stripped the story sharing and telling process away.
That is until Facebook launched its Stories Page, recognizing the need for people to share more than just a status update. But what it overlooks are VOLUNTEER stories, which is where Create The Good comes in. Do you volunteer? Have you helped an individual or group in your community? Here's your chance to share that story and not let it slip away like my "Leaf Stories." Click on Create The Good Stories to begin your story sharing! Inspire someone with how you've made a difference.